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Membrane Fuel Tank Vent Control Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28463
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jurgen Kaschemekat
 (415) 328-2228
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Ships' fuel tank vents release significant quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere during fuel loading and transfer operations. Environmental regulations, safety and economy require that these emissions be controlled. Current technology is not suited to shipboard applications. This Phase I program covers the design of membrane-based emissions control systems for this application. A similar system is already being field tested for emissions control at an automobile gasoline station. The systems are compact, lightweight, and economical and achieve greater than 95% VOC recovery. In the Phase I program, units will be designed for a range of shipboard emissions. The systems will be costed and their performance compared to alternative conventional technology. If the membrane systems offer the advantages expected, demonstration systems Will be built and tested in port and at sea in Phase H.

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